3568. Kuwsh
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Kuwsh: Cush
Original Word: כּוּשׁ
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine person, of a people; proper name, masculine
Transliteration: Kuwsh
Phonetic Spelling: (koosh)
Short Definition: Cush

I. כּוּשׁ proper name, masculine person, of a people and

territory (Egyptian Kœš, SteindBAS i, 593, Assyrian Kûsu, Idib. DlPa 251; Kaši in Tel Amarna tablets, see WklTel Am. 39*); —

1 1st 'son' of חָם Genesis 10:6,7 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:8,9, ᵐ5 Ξους, ᵑ9 Chus, from whom descended according to these verses the southernmost peoples known to Hebrews.

2 land and people of southern Nile-valley, or Upper Egypt, extending from Syene (Ezekiel 29:10) indefinitely to the south, ᵐ5 Αιθιοπια, Αιθιοπες:

a. the land Isaiah 11:11; Isaiah 18:1; Zephaniah 3:10; Ezekiel 29:10; Job 28:19; Esther 1:1; Esther 8:9.

b. the people Isaiah 20:4; Jeremiah 46:9; Ezekiel 38:5; personified Psalm 68:32.

c. indeterminate, either land or people, or including both: Isaiah 20:3,5; Isaiah 43:3; Isaiah 45:14; 2 Kings 19:9 = Isaiah 37:9; Nahum 3:9; Ezekiel 30:4,5,9; Psalm 87:4 (ᵐ5 λαὸς Αιθιοπων).

3 in Genesis 10:8 (J) = 1 Chronicles 1:10 כּוּשׁ is error for כַּשׁ = Babylonian Kaššu, according to SchrCOT on Genesis 10:6, DlPa 51 ff. 72 f. and most Assyriologists; so perhaps also Genesis 2:13 (J), yet see HptÜber Ld. u. Meer, 1894-5, No. 15.

II. כּוּשׁ proper name, masculine a Benjamite, Psalm 7:1 (title), ᵐ5 Χουσει υιὁῦ Ιεμενει.

Chush, Cush, Ethiopia

Probably of foreign origin; Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite -- Chush, Cush, Ethiopia.

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